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PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Bruce Earhart, vice president of marketing for Handee Marts Inc. -- a domestic licensee of 7-Eleven Inc. -- announced his retirement from the company, effective June 30, 2012 to pursue other interests.
At the time of his retirement, he will have served Handee Marts for 30 years with increasing levels of responsibility including store manager, district manager, foodservice manager, gasoline director, senior buyer, merchandising manager, director of marketing and finally, since 2006, his current position as an officer of the corporation, vice president of marketing.
"Bruce's contributions to Handee Marts have been significant over the years. He is well-known and respected across our industry and his retirement will leave us with an experience gap," said Mike Triantafellou, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh-based chain. "I am pleased that Bruce has given us 10 months advance notice and agreed to assist in further developing his team and participate in the decision-making process to ensure that the marketing department at Handee Marts continues to successfully grow for another 30 years."
Not one to sit around and being an avid and accomplished musician, Earhart plans to dedicate some more time to his music and fishing, but will also be available for part-time consulting engagements with retailers and suppliers.
For more on Earhart's outside interests, don't miss the "Infrequently Asked Questions" feature in the October issue of Convenience Store News.